Pioneer HDJ-X5BT Bluetooth enabled wireless DJ headphones announced
Pioneer HDJ-X5BT – professional level DJ headphones with the added convenience of wireless Bluetooth connectivity and more.
Now, before you ask about the latency, let me answer that question at the beginning.
Bluetooth will always have latency; the nature of the conversion will always introduce noticeable amount of it. Pioneer DJ knows this, so they introduced an analog input jack on the Pioneer HDJ-X5BT so you have the possibility of running the system with a cable, for those situations where you absolutely need zero-latency. The headphones automatically bypass the Bluetooth system when the cable is plugged in, to save on battery-life.
The Pioneer HDJ-X5BT are going to be a hit with travelling DJs as they have all the bells and whistles that you generally find on Bluetooth enabled headphones – from a built-in microphone to take calls to the convenience of being able to switch between devices like a phone and a laptop without having to worry about adapters and extra connections.
All of the Pioneer DJ HDJ headphones go through rigorous military-standard testing, and the new Pioneer HDJ-X5BT are no different.
The Tech Specs…
The Pioneer HDJ-X5BT fold-up and are super lightweight, weighing in at 319g – making them very luggage-friendly. They’re also available in various colours – metallic black, metallic red and gloss white. They are closed-back headphones, meaning they are capable of a fair amount of isolation, enough needed for the DJ booth or a noisy airplane and the 40 mm drive is capable of putting out frequencies from 5 Hz to 30 kHz. The Pioneer HDJ-X5BT boast up to 20 hours of battery-life on a 3-hour charge, not bad.
The Pioneer HDJ-X5BT are set to retail at only USD $149 (Around R2200 excl. duties), the regular Pioneer HDJ-X5 go for USD $99, not bad considering you’re saving on a second pair of headphones.
For more information check out Pioneer’s website.
We recently did an article on a system called the Natus One, that can turn any headphone wireless, check that out here.